Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome Layton UT

GHB, a naturally occurring metabolite of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that mediates sleep cycles, cerebral metabolism, memory and emotional control. Synthetic GHB, originally used by body builders for its putative anabolic effects, has more recently been abused for its sedative, euphoriant and aphrodisiac effects and as a “rave” and “date rape” drug.

New Horizons
(801) 593-0008
360 South Fort Lane
Layton, UT
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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75 Medical Group/SGOHS
(801) 777-7909
7309 11th Street
Hill AFB, UT
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Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
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Spanish

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Intermountain
(801) 773-2044
189 South State Street
Clearfield, UT
Hotline
(801) 773-2044
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
Spanish

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New Horizons Education and Treatment
(801) 392-6958
3003 Grant Avenue
Ogden, UT
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
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Spanish

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Blue Skies Recovery Center
(801) 392-8900
727 24th Street
Ogden, UT
Hotline
(801) 392-8900
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment

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Davis Behavioral Health Inc
(801) 773-7060
2250 North 1700 West Street
Layton, UT
Hotline
(801) 773-7060
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, German, Korean, Spanish

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Positive Adjustments Corporation
(801) 776-4628
466 North Main Street
Clearfield, UT
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Ogden Regional Medical Center ACT
(801) 479-2250
5475 South 500 East Street
Ogden, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient, Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Utah Alcoholism Foundation
(801) 392-5971
529 25th Street
Ogden, UT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men

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Salvation Army
(801) 621-3580x22
2615 Grant Avenue
Ogden, UT
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Substance abuse , Halfway house
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

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Information on GHB Withdrawal Delirium Syndrome

Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is the most dangerous and well-known drug to abuse, is unfamiliar to many psychiatric professionals. Recent cases of severe GHB withdrawal delirium have occurred in psychiatric settings, making it necessary for psychiatric professionals to be informed about the management of these patients.

GHB, a naturally occurring metabolite of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that mediates sleep cycles, cerebral metabolism, memory and emotional control. Synthetic GHB, originally used by body builders for its putative anabolic effects, has more recently been abused for its sedative, euphoriant and aphrodisiac effects and as a “rave” and “date rape” drug.

GHB was previously available in health food stores and gyms, and it was marketed for its purported muscle building and fat burning effects. In 1990, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned the manufacture and distribution of GHB after receiving several reports of abuse leading to coma and seizures. Precursor compounds such as gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and 1, 4-butanediol (BD), which can be converted by the body or simple chemical processing into GHB, remained available over the Internet. GHB is easily manufactured by illicit laboratories or by “home brew” recipes that have been published in books and on the Internet. Despite the FDA’s attempts to control distribution of these compounds, they remain widely available to body build...

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